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Breaking News
posted by cmn32480 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:10PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-the-people dept.

And the winner of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, as reported by the major mainstream media outlets is Donald Trump. It has also been reported that Hillary Clinton called President-elect Donald Trump to concede.

Electoral vote count (so far): 279 for Donald Trump, 218 for Hillary Clinton. 270 electoral votes are needed to win.

Popular vote: 57,227,164 votes (48.0%) for Donald Trump, 56,279,305 votes (47.2%) for Hillary Clinton. Update: Now it is closer to 59,085,795 votes (47.5%) for Donald Trump and 59,236,903 votes (47.6%) for Hillary Clinton.

Yell, scream, gnash teeth... but please keep it civil.

Results at CNN, NYT, FiveThirtyEight, Wikipedia.

takyon: Republicans have retained control of the House and Senate.

Here's some market news:

Dow futures plunge nearly 750 points as investors warily eye electoral map
Asian markets plummet on likelihood of Trump victory
Bitcoin price soars as Trump pulls ahead
Opinion: How to profit from a Donald Trump victory

Ballot measure results will be covered in an upcoming story. Some initial results can be found at Ballotpedia and CNN.

[TMB Note: Stop breaking stuff, cmn32480]

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:36PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @06:36PM (#424789)

    for all your "Flyover country" rhetoric, just where do you think Trump is from? Where does he live? Where does he invest?

    It doesn't matter as much that The Donald is a vile house-stealing cowardly criminal who delegated the dirty work to government agents - that is outweighed by the opportunity to give a giant "F YOU!" to the criminal government establishment along with their incestuous media pals who at least put on a super-convincing show to loudly announce that they did NOT want The Donald as US Pres.

    I voted for Trump and I've drawn parallels between him and Hitler multiple times in conversation. If we did elect a Hitler, we'll just have to deal with that as we discover actual supporting evidence. Meanwhile, all the blue islands in the red sea [] get to enjoy a nice prolonged view of that giant middle finger erected in their direction.